Jefferson Mays Biography

Gender: Male

LCT: Oslo, Blood and Gifts. Broadway: The Front Page, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, The Best Man, I Am My Own Wife, Pygmalion, Journey's End, Of Thee I Sing. Off-Broadway: Measure for Measure, Quills, Orestes. Regional: My Fair Lady, Quartermaine's Terms, The Importance of Being Earnest, She Stoops to Conquer, Tartuffe, Hamlet, Miss Julie, Private Lives. Film: Inherent Vice, Alfie, Kinsey, The Notorious Bettie Page, Cousin Bette. TV: "Law & Order: SVU," "The Knick," "The Americans," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," "The Good Wife," "Mildred Pierce," "Lie to Me," "Fringe," "Nurse Jackie," "The Closer." Awards: Tony, Drama Desk, Obie, Outer Critics Circle, Helen Hayes, Elliot Norton, Lucille Lortel, Theatre World, Drama League, Jefferson, Helpmann awards.

Jefferson Mays Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jefferson Mays, Oslo
 
Obie Awards - 2017 - Ensemble
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Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Jefferson Mays, Oslo
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
 
Drama League Awards - 2014 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
 
The Lortels - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Jefferson Mays, Blood and Gifts
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Jefferson MaysI Am My Own Wife
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Performance
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
 
Theatre World Awards - 2004 - Performance
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
 
Obie Awards - 1994 - Performance
Jefferson MaysOrestes